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. because you have these long conversations, she said it was the epitome of yankee dumb. she got people to help her out, she paid $125 per month for this house, which is much more than they could afford. she lived here for two years. she lived here with her children, her husband, calvin, and also her sister, catherine beecher, came to live with her, too. a house full of people. we will go inside and it is a pretty big home that could accommodate a lot of people. but maybe not that many people. >> here we are in the house. it has been completely renovated, the carpets, the staircase has even been transformed, there are some original wallpapers underneath, but even that doesn't to harriet beecher stowe's time. the house has gone through many reincarnations. but it was important to her because it was where she was able to think and write about her novel, "uncle tom's cabin." to me, one of the importance is of this house is the kitchen. because the kitchen is the whole heart of who she was. in the kitchen, and we don't know if this is so it by all means, but she taught her children classes,
with these repairs because you have to get into this long conversation. she's the epitome of yankee down to get anybody to help her out. she paid $125 a month for the past, which was much more than they could afford. it is about $75 a month. and for two years she lived here with her children. calvin, her husband eventually came, also her sister, catherine beecher came and lived with her. so it was a house chock full of people. we'll go inside and no seat is a pretty big home to could accommodate a lot of people. maybe not that many people. so here we are in the house in very little of this would've looked like this when stowe was here. it was completely renovated. the carpet, staircase even transformed. there are some original wallpapers underneath, but even that doesn't take back to the time. so the house has just gone through many carnations. but it was important to her of course because it is where she was able to think and write about her novel, "uncle tom's cabin." for me, one of the important features of this house is the kitchen because the kitchen is for a housewife herself in another,
. and i found yankees rather, in some ways, chilly and difficult compared to the texans i was used to. but i do think i got an awfully good education. c-span: what'd you study? >> guest: grateful for it. history. my--my major was history. c-span: and how long did you spend with the new york times as a reporter? >> guest: six years with the new york times. some of it in new york as a political reporter at city hall in albany and then later as bureau chief out in the rocky mountains. c-span: would you take a little time and tell us about reporting on the funeral of elvis presley? >> guest: oh, now there is something that when i've been standing in the checkout line at the grocery store and if i really need to impress people, i just let fall that i covered elvis' funeral. and, boy, people just practically draw back with awe. it may yet turn out to be my greatest claim to fame. i was sitting in the new york city times one day when i noticed a whole no--knot of editors up around the desk having a--a great scrum of concern, you could tell. it looked sort of like an anthill that had just bee
tell you, we are going to save this country and we're going to fire a rock obama in november. yankee and god bless you. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> the great thing about this is where among friends, and friends see friends. and reince so gracious and is unlike so many politicians who, they get all offended if you tease them. but i think raymond is a. i think for the last few years i called them reince. and he still the nicest person. i adored them. is phenomenal. before i continue i also just want to remind everyone who is your, who has taken time out of their busy schedule and to travel, many people, people come up to me tonight from mississippi and california. you've come a long way to honor and celebrate the media research center. and i can tell you that i am so thankful for your being here, for brent bozell, tim graham, his entire team. it takes a huge effort and the phenomenal team to do what they do on a daily basis. and brent, i'm such in awe of what you done over the last 25 years. thank you. [applause] >> time to that golden anniversary. >> now, a lot has been said recently about
will be for the new york yankees. [cheers and applause] i think the score is 1-1; right? [laughter] in all seriousness -- [laughter] i really do appreciate the opportunity to come back to this great city. this is -- new york is a special place for me. i'll tell you why. i'm the son of italian immigrants, and both of my parents came through new york, came through ellis island like so many millions of others. that made this a special place for me. i also had the opportunity to be here and work as an executive assistant to the mayor of new york city, a guy named john lipped see at the time. i also had the opportunity to work very closely with the delegation in congress. as a matter of fact, in washington. i loved with chuck schumer and a group of other members of congress in what was well known as "animal house" in washington, and you can't live with schumer and not develop an appreciation for new york city. i also served on the board of the new york stock exchange for six years, andives on the board when 9/11 took place, and i want you to know how much, at that time, i appreciated the great cog of the p
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